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UNHCR urges dialogue and peaceful coexistence among refugees in Kakuma refugee camp

UNHCR urges dialogue and peaceful coexistence among refugees in Kakuma refugee camp

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, called today for enhanced dialogue among refugee communities living in Kakuma to help reduce the tensions which have emerged in a specific area of the refugee camp. In recent weeks, UNHCR has received conflicting reports from different communities who have been accusing each other of […]

UNHCR and humanitarian agencies strengthen health response in Kenya refugee camps

UNHCR and humanitarian agencies strengthen health response in Kenya refugee camps

Nairobi/Geneva, Kenya, 20 May 2020 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, humanitarian agencies and the Government of Kenya are strengthening their COVID-19 response, after it was confirmed by the Government that two individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Dadaab refugee camps. In line with the Government of Kenya’s directives, […]

Kakuma refugee camp: update on the sit-in protest in front of UNHCR office

Kakuma refugee camp: update on the sit-in protest in front of UNHCR office

After several efforts over the last three days by UNHCR, the National Police Service and the Refugee Affairs Secretariat to resolve peacefully a sit-in protest outside the UNHCR’s office in Kakuma, Kenya, and offer realistic solutions to the 60 refugees and asylum seekers involved, they were moved today by the […]

UNHCR Kenya expresses continued solidarity in ongoing efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and calls for more support

UNHCR Kenya expresses continued solidarity in ongoing efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and calls for more support

Nairobi, 25 April 2020 – As the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic continues, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, notes the increasing challenges faced by refugees, asylum-seekers and other vulnerable populations, and calls for continued solidarity. UNHCR appreciates the inclusion of refugees, asylum-seekers and stateless persons in the Government of Kenya’s […]